Bhubaneswar:8/4/20: Out of 2441 samples tested so far the number of COVID-19 positive cases in Odisha stands at 42. While one patient died, two persons have already been cured and discharged from the Hospital.
Addressing a scheduled press meet at Geeta Govinda Sadan here this evening, Odisha Government’s Chief Spokesperson on COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi, said that there are 39 active positive cases in the State.
” Out of 42 positive cases, 34 are from Bhubaneswar, three from Bhadrak and one each from Cuttack, Puri, Kalahandi, Jajpur and Kendrapara,” said Bagchi. He added, “At present, 91 persons are under Hospital Isolation today in different hospitals.”
Bagchi further informed that in 209 countries and two ships, 14,36,841 have been affected by coronavirus and 82,421 have lost their lives to the deadly disease. In the last 24 hours, 7,601 deaths have taken place due to COVID-19 in the world.
In India, till Wednesday afternoon, 5,194 persons have been infected with coronavirus and 149 persons have died. India ranks 24 in the world in terms of the number of persons affected, while Odisha is in 16th position among states in the country, added Bagchi.
Speaking about the most-affected countries, Bagchi said: “USA stands at top, with 4 lakh COVID-19 patients, followed by Spain with 1.40 lakh, Italy with 1.35 lakh, France with 1.09 lakh and Germany with 1.07 lakh COVID-19 patients.”